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Job Description:

Advantage Sales and Marketing LLC (ASM) is one of North America's leading sales and marketing agencies specializing in outsourced sales, merchandising, category management and marketing services to manufacturers, suppliers and producers of food products and consumer packaged goods. ASM services a variety of trade channels including grocery, mass merchandise, specialty, convenience, drug, dollar, club, hardware, consumer electronics and home centers. We bridge the gap between manufacturers and retailers, providing consumers access to the best products available in the marketplace today.

Job Purpose

The Retail Sales Merchandiser (RSM) is responsible for servicing and selling to retail accounts within an assigned territory to ensure Client standards are met and volume is increased.

Job Responsibilities

Sales and Merchandising
Maintain Client objectives by ensuring secondary placements of product(s) are fully stocked, correctly signed, properly faced, and set to schematics
Shelf Standards and Conditions: authorization of items to meet Client shelf schematic standards
Meet Client and Company objectives by maintaining full distribution on existing SKUs.
Take direction regarding tagging, rotating, and placing POS materials for products on shelf
Prepare for and respond to audits
Manage time and prioritize for store call coverage
Complete accurate and timely paperwork and reports, recaps, itineraries, timesheets, expense reports, etc.
May provide feedback for Client audit objectives

Customer Relations
Communicate effectively both internally with ASM management and externally with all customers
Build rapport with Clients and Customers
Field questions and proactively develop action plans to resolve issues

Job Requirements

High School Diploma or higher education or equivalent job-related experience

Basic knowledge of retail merchandising and/or selling

Skills & Competencies
Aggressive self-starter with a strong bias for action and results orientation
High sense of urgency; strong drive and passion to win
Keen attention to detail
Excellent customer service, interpersonal and communication skills; position requires daily discussions with customers at all personnel levels.
Demonstrated time management skills with the ability to manage multiple tasks
Adaptability to changing demands, priorities, circumstances and directions
Demonstrate commitment to meet or exceed customers' expectations
Ability to work independently, but also successful team building skills
Demonstrate good judgment and show respect for others
Works cooperatively with others toward common group objectives, demonstrates respect for the ideas and contributions of other team members, cultivates positive relationships with other associates, and provides assistance and support to others

Ability to communicate with email and basic internet skills

Other Requirements

Must perform the job safely and utilize proper safety techniques and use of equipment when appropriate.
Demonstrates high degree of professionalism in communication, attitude and teamwork with customers, peers and management
Demonstrates high level of quality work, attendance and appearance
Adheres to all Company Policies & Procedures and Safety Regulations
Adheres to local, state and federal laws
Additional responsibilities as assigned by supervisor related to the position/department

Any estimate, schedule, or guideline provided to associates in this job description or elsewhere in connection with their jobs is only intended to help describe job duties and for planning purposes. Regardless of any such estimate, schedule, or guideline, associates must always record all time worked for our company (which includes but is not limited to on-site work time in an assigned store, office, or other work location; required waiting time; administrative time; and work-related travel time.

Driving Requirements

Driving is an essential duty and function of this job and requires the use of a Personal Vehicle
Must maintain current and valid driver's license and valid proof of current insurance

Travel Requirements

Travel up to 20%

Schedule Requirements

Ability to be flexible and willing to work extended hours when necessary

Physical Demands

Never (0% of time): Work in an office, push/pull more than 74 pounds, work on unprotected heights, operate mechanical machinery (saw, drill, etc.), be exposed to harmful fumes and/or other pollutants, and lift and/or carry more than 74 pounds.

Occasionally (up to 33% of time): Sit, crawl and/or climb, push/pull between 21 and 74 pounds (medium to heavy), operate mechanical machinery (powered machinery-forklift, pallet jack, scissor lift, etc.), use hand tools/equipment (knife, choppers, hammer, scraper, screwdriver, etc.), be exposed to marked changes in temperature and humidity, work in freezer/coolers, and lift and/or carry between 21 and 74 pounds (medium to heavy).

Frequently (33-66% of time): Stand, walk, bend and/or stoop, work in cramped/awkward positions, kneel, push/pull up to 20 pounds (sedentary to light), operate mechanical machinery (manual forklift), use feet and/or legs for repetitive motion left and right, use fingers, hands and/or arms for fine manipulation (typing - keyboards/handhelds), finger/hand grip/grasping, firm grasping (pushing, pulling arm controls), and repetitive motion, and lifting and/or carrying up to 20 pounds (sedentary to light).

Continuously (66-100% of time): Work in high volume large format retail, grocery and/or other type retail store(s).

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of associates so classified.

Are you passionate about Service Excellence, Results, Integrity, Entrepreneurial Focus and Leadership: These are our values at Advantage Sales & Marketing LLC. Come learn why "Winning Together" is more than just words on a piece of paper. It is the vision by which we live our mission as an organization: "To create outstanding value for clients and customers through superior sales execution, operational excellence and innovative marketing services."

Advantage Sales & Marketing LLC is committed to providing equal opportunity in all employment practices without regard to age, race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, religion, physical or mental disability, or any other category protected by law. As part of this commitment, ASM shall provide reasonable accommodations of known disabilities to enable an applicant or employee to apply for employment, perform the essential functions of the job, or enjoy the benefits and privileges of employment as required by the law.

Job Title: Retail Sales Merchandiser